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NPR post this morning on Street Fighter 2... "Most Racist Game Ever"

#1RonBurgundy929Posted 3/16/2014 8:41:28 AM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/03/16/290119728/street-fighter-ii-most-racist-nostalgic-video-game-ever/

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#2Tyronelio1Posted 3/16/2014 8:44:28 AM
Well it is a game based solely on stereotypes so its not surprising, not does it matter :P
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#3NazanirPosted 3/16/2014 8:47:13 AM
Tyronelio1 posted...
Well it is a game based solely on stereotypes so its not surprising, not does it matter :P


Pretty much this, although the stereotypes are meant to be funny, rather than distasteful, so I took that article with a massive grain of salt.
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#4RonBurgundy929(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2014 8:56:35 AM
But it is so ridiculous. Why do people go out of their way to find racism and stereotypes in absolutely everything...especially going back 20+ years where that stuff was 1000x more common and acceptable than it is now...and bring it up now like it's the worst thing ever to happen to videogames? Are we supposed to feel guilty or ashamed for loving these games because a few liberals/feminists cried about it?
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#5Tyronelio1Posted 3/16/2014 8:57:57 AM
Nope, it's just click bait.

When you first posted it I thought you were talking about a faction from fallout haha.
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#6googlerPosted 3/16/2014 9:41:09 AM
RonBurgundy929 posted...
But it is so ridiculous. Why do people go out of their way to find racism and stereotypes in absolutely everything...especially going back 20+ years where that stuff was 1000x more common and acceptable than it is now...and bring it up now like it's the worst thing ever to happen to videogames? Are we supposed to feel guilty or ashamed for loving these games because a few liberals/feminists cried about it?


that's the left for ya. The fake left and faux-liberals anyway that need dictate everything that someone has to "believe". Great that npr gets government handouts so you can see where their talking points come from
#7WinternovaPosted 3/16/2014 10:45:14 AM
RonBurgundy929 posted...
Why do people go out of their way to find racism and stereotypes in absolutely everything...especially going back 20+ years where that stuff was 1000x more common and acceptable than it is now...


Just because it was common then doesn't mean we can't look back on it with a critical eye. Take these advertisements, for example:

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Just because it was commonplace back then doesn't mean it should be celebrated today.
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#8pothocketPosted 3/16/2014 12:10:38 PM
That article was idiotic.

So does this mean 20 years from now they're going to do an article about how Team Fortress 2 is the most racist nostalgic video game ever?
#9ReportMeTyreePosted 3/16/2014 12:22:17 PM
Tyronelio1 posted...
Nope, it's just click bait.

When you first posted it I thought you were talking about a faction from fallout haha.


that would be NCR
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#10gabriusPosted 3/16/2014 3:26:38 PM(edited)
According to the article the Tekken series is more "technically ambitious" than Street Fighter 2, which is "glitchy" supposedly (the very first word used to describe it)... so it's pretty apparent the writer is a hack who has never played a single videogame in their life.
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